Christian & Missionary Alliance Workers
Our International Workers (IW’s) thrive when we partner with them in their calling! At Valley Church we embrace the opportunity to invest in IW’s spiritually, emotionally, and financially. We see benefits within our church body when we step outside our community and expand our worldview. These partnerships help keep us focused as we work together with our IWs to fulfill the Great Commission! Valley Church partners with the IW’s below.
Keith & Teri Newburn, Uruguay
Keith and Teri Newburn serve with the C&MA in Montevideo, Uruguay after serving 14 years at the Alliance Academy in Quito, Ecuador. Keith is the International Financial Accountant for the region of Latin America. Teri leads several weekly activities in partnership with the church plant team in Montevideo. Teri also leads a task force called the TCK Advocates to improve the ways that we care for our Third Culture Kids (TCKs).
Bob & Cheryl Fugate, Mexico
Bob & Cheryl have served internationally since 1988. They are currently working in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico with a church planting method of “multi-site churches” which means that it is one church in various places. They are doing this instead of building one large church, and are planting churches in the different communities where the people are living. Their vision is
5-5-25, planting 5 churches in Guadalajara & 5 churches in other states by 2025. As of February 2022, there will be 3 churches planted in Guadalajara, a fourth in the beginning stages in a community of Guadalajara, and two churches are in the starting phases of development.
They want to see Guadalajara and the surrounding states inundated with the message of
hope that only Jesus can give!!
Kevin & Bonnie Oberg, Senegal
In August 2018, after serving 18 years in Burkina Faso, Kevin and Bonnie Oberg transitioned into the role of Regional Leadership Couple for Africa, overseeing the work of the C&MA in Africa. Although living in Senegal, they enjoy traveling to other African countries to encourage and provide guidance to Alliance teams serving in those places. They have two daughters still at home and attending Dakar Academy in Senegal, as well as two sons who are stateside and have studying at Simpson University. Being from the Northwest, they are also avid Seahawk fans and every Monday night during football season, you will find them raising the Seahawk flag in Dakar to enjoy the game!
Matt and Teri Perrotto, Envision Miami
Matt and Teri were born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. They chose to raise their family (Alec, Marcus, Ellah, Madelyn and Issac) and build their lives there, until God prompted them to make a change. In 2012 they both started sensing the call of missions from God and two years later they left everything and moved to the Dominican Republic for 2-years with Envision. While in the DR, the entire family participated in many different ministries. In 2016 they moved to Miami to start a new Envision Site where they are currently Site Coordinators.
Bright Hope World
Bright Hope World is a Christian based humanitarian organization with a vision of seeing the poorest of the poor become spiritually and physically self-sustaining. Their mission is to develop and resource partnerships with indigenous people who have a vision to transform their communities. Valley Church has supported BHW ministries in Peru and Uganda for over 10 years through the partner listed below.
Godofredo & Teresa Rubio, Peru
Godofredo & Teresa are key leaders in the church in Peru. Godofredo is involved in pastoral care, teaching, counseling and evangelism. He has written a five part Bible study that is used extensively throughout Peru. He is involved in church planting throughout the area. Teresa has a ministry among the women of the church where she gives marriage counseling as well as being involved in evangelism in the cities and towns both in the Carjamarca region and in the coastal and Southern regions of Peru. Godofredo and Teresa have two grown children. For more information click here
Antonia Yalta, Peru
Antonia is working in Peru with Segadores, a Peruvian missions group dedicated to reaching previously unreached Amazonian jungle tribes. She is frequently involved with visits to the Amazonian tribal children as well as missionary children in the jungle. She ministers by feeding them a meal a day as well as teaching them reading and handicraft work. This is a significant ministry with growing opportunities for sharing the good news of Jesus. For more information click here
Penninah Adongo, Uganda
Pennianah Adongo lives in Lira, Uganda. Her father was a pastor who ran a home for children orphaned by the LRA. In 2003, the LRA murdered him and 63 others. The children escaped into the bush and over the next three months, Penninah found 28 of them and established a home, giving them food, shelter, security and an education. Although Penninah is a trained nurse and a widow herself with her own children, she is raising the children as a family and calls her home the Hope Restoration Center. Penninah also personally cares for 30 widows on a loan program that her sister Anna helps run out of her house. For more information click here
Simon & Anna Ocen, Uganda
Simon & Anna Ocen live in Mbale, Uganda. Anna is a passionate evangelist who uses her skills as an accountant to help 30 widows and single mothers by organizing a micro-loan program. Most widows have 10-15 family members dependent on them and this program enables them to provide them food and education and escape poverty. Many of the women have put their faith in Jesus and are growing in their faith together. Anna lives in Mbale with her husband Simon and her children but travels twice a month to Lira to help oversee another loan program there. For more information click here